Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Grizzlies acquire Holiday from Bulls

Grizzlies acquire Holiday from Bulls

Now it has been reported by Adrian Wojnarowaki of ESPN, that the Bulls acquired Marshon Brooks and Wayne Selden as well. The deal was done in exchange for Holiday who briefly can be described in basketball comparisons as a slightly younger Garrett Temple. There's a chance he becomes a solid piece as he ages, one the Bulls could potentially flip somewhere else eventually if his 3-point shot picks up again. The other, more valuable Brooks (Dillon) has been hit or miss since returning from injury, scoring 33 points on 11-of-21 shooting in his two best games but totaling 7 points on 3-of-15 in the two others.

A three-team trade involving the Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies and Washington Wizards fell through Friday night, according to multiple outlets, over a unusual miscommunication about which player named Brooks would be included.

Still, many have questioned why Holiday has been playing so many minutes.

"Sometimes trades are eye-opening experiences for everybody", Grizzlies coach J.B. "Obviously, we lost a top-flight defender in Justin, so we're going to look for guys to fill those gaps".

The second round picks are believed to be in 2019 and 2020, according to Wojnarowski. So he is both someone who can help out immediately ... and perhaps as a potential trade candidate. Holiday is the older brother of Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday and Pacers guard Aaron Holiday. There's certainly upside in getting Memphis' picks. The 38.3 percent from the floor was the second-worst mark of his career, topping only last year's 37.1 percent showing (for a full season, Holiday shot 33.3 percent in nine games for Philadelphia in 2012-13).

Being a good front office isn't about pulling off a bunch of blockbuster trades. Hopefully the bin out back finally gets a steak for once.

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